Jason Bernard – His Acting Career
Jason Bernard was a famous African American actor who was born on May 17, 1938 in Illinois, USA. Due to his excellent on-screen performance, the television and film viewers of America are quite familiar with him. His debut starring role as Jim Willis in “The White Shadow,” a television series, made him popular among the Americans. The other leading roles in the 1980s TV series such as “Days of our Lives” and “Cagney & Lacey” were also groundbreaking.
In 1990s, Jason Bernard appeared in “Herman’s Head,” a comic series helped him to receive wide applause. His role as William Eisen, a captain in the “Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger” of 1994 increased his popularity more than ever. Bernard’s first appearance in a feature film “Death Wish” by Charles Bronson brought him a few more opportunities in the film field. The film “Thomasine & Bushrod” that appeared in 1974 gave him a permanent address in the acting world. The praiseworthy films of Bernard include “Blue Thunder,” “Car Wash” and “War Games.” Along with the film roles, he made guest appearances on several television shows such as “Partners,” “Starsky & Hutch,” “The Flash,” and a few others. “All of me” is one among the most unforgettable movies in which he played the role of a blind musician. Bernard’s last appearance was in the movie “Liar Liar” which appeared posthumously in 1997.
After the making of the film “Liar Liar” was finished, Jason Bernard underwent a severe cardiac arrest on 16 October 1996. At that time, he was driving his vehicle and he struck with an accident. Though he was moved to hospital, he died within a few hours. Hence, his last film “Liar Liar” was bestowed in remembrance of Bernard. Therefore, his character judge Marshall Stevens of “Liar Liar” remains in the heart of American movie lovers.